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Re: tin shows "?" for german umlauts

On Sep 18 09:20, wrote:
> hi list,
> I'm a cygwin-nuser who wants to use unixbased programs as mutt, pine,
> tin or slrn on my winxp(sp2)-machine. mutt and slrn are working fine in
> bash, only tin makes problems:.....look at subject.
> In a german usenetgroup was said, that this problem is a cygwin- not a
> tin-problem because cygwin is not made to support 'locales'. I'm not a
> programmer, only a nuser, who wants tin working fine under cygwin. What
> can I do, to see the german umlauts in tin instead of questionmarks?

I don't know a way to get german umlauts in Cygwin's tin, but I know
a good workaround which I'm using even on Linux to get rid of these
dreaded umlauts.  Start tin from bash like this:

  $ ISO2ASC=2 tin <...args...>

You can also experiment with other ISO2ASC settings (0-6).


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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